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Blogging has become a profession of its own, replacing “traditional” careers such as law. Blogging isn’t a demanding career because it is flexible and it is easy to adapt it to your needs. You just need to create your own spot for writing (at home, the office, a café, etc.). Then prepare your mind to unleash your inner world.
Robotic process automation, or RPA, is software that uses artificial intelligence to handle tasks. Today, RPA is being used in several fields, including health care and telecommunications. Photo by Fabian Blank But the use of Robotic Process Automation in financial services surpasses the rest of its uses. Take the example of approving and funding a home mortgage.
Update 4/16/17: Landreth Heirloom Seeds did survive, thanks in part to the gardening bloggers who raised awareness of their plight. In 2016, they were acquired by American Meadows where Landreth Heritage Seed Collections can be purchased. Here is the announcement message on Facebook from the former Landreth Seed owners about the acquisition: Hello, Seed Lovers! We’re here ...
Small business owners typically face one major hurdle when building their own niches in the market: contending against bigger competitors. But any small business can compete with major brands by using a few effective marketing strategies. Photo by Goh Rhy Yan 1. Engage with Your Consumers Directly Engaging directly with consumers makes transactions more personal.
Everyone is curious about what new SEO trends are coming in 2018. In this post, we will be discussing the eight most important trends that every SEO should start implementing in order to stay ahead in the SEO game. Photo by Joseph Rosales The Top SEO Trends to Look Out for in 2018 Are: Voice search or voice assistants (such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home devices) In-de ...
Even bootstrapping your startup requires some capital. You have to eat, keep the lights on, and cover the cost of hosting and registering domains. And if you live in a state that isn’t small business friendly (cough..cough..California), you’ll need to deal with business licensing fees. Most of my friends and family know that I make my living writing content for companies around the world.
Digital marketing and stock markets share the same trait: they are constantly changing. What used to be the norm is obsolete only a few months later. The trends marketers need to pay attention to in 2018 are HTTPS and voice search. HTTPS was never in the cards for SEO professionals until Google decided to make it a critical ranking signal.
Your workforce is the driving power behind your business. You might be the sales gun funnelling work into your company and overseeing operations. But without an efficient and empowered staff, your services might begin to fall flat. This could result in a lack of ongoing work and a less than satisfied client base.
A WordPress site makes the life of a website owner much easier. With the content management system itself (i.e., all the themes, plugins and widgets available), you can do pretty much anything with your website. But chances are, your site looks like that of many other brands and individuals. And you definitely don’t want to be part of the crowd.
It is a fact that more than 95% of visitors to a website will not purchase anything on their first visit. They are still in the researching phrase, are just browsing, or are simply unsure if your offering is what they need. It is because of this mindset that you need to know about lead magnets. It takes time to instill confidence, build trust, and develop a relationship.
At first glance, it might seem as though money is the biggest challenge to funding your business for growth. Funding is one of the main obstacles that keep businesses from scaling. And sure, money is a big part of the problem. Either you don’t have the money or you can’t find people to invest in your business. But in plenty of cases, money is not the only reason you’re having trouble scaling.
When you buy a car, you don’t necessarily need to know how to take its engine apart and put it back together. But it helps if you can change its tires and oil yourself. The same principle applies to the HTML code on your website. You can absolutely have a website and get by without touching HTML code.
Are you wondering if you need professional indemnity insurance for your business? As all business owners know, it is essential to find the right insurance policies to adequately cover your company. But there are many insurance policies from numerous insurance companies, and these policies cover a range of different situations.
Business insurance is vital for most, if not all, businesses. But due to the nature of the industry, this necessity increases ten-fold for medical practitioners. Both “medical malpractice” and “medical indemnity” refer to insurance policies that you can take out on behalf of yourself and your practice.
Many people spend their lifetimes trying to start a freelance career. But it doesn’t need to be that way. The obstacles preventing you from starting your career might vary. You might make excuses and not want to leave the comfort of your 9 to 5 job. Or you might fear the uncertainty of the life of a freelancer and feel it’s not the right time. The truth is, you’ll never be 100% ready.
There is an interesting case study about the strategies that Microsoft and Apple used to gain market share in the OS market. The most significant lesson we can learn from these companies has to do with the importance of consistency. While Microsoft focused on “mainstream” users in order to dominate the industry, Apple targeted a relatively wealthier niche audience for their Mac OS.
How well do you know your customers? Owners of online stores should put a lot of effort into figuring them out. Seeing things from your customers’ point of view will give you the valuable knowledge you can use to improve your business. It’s not for nothing that the whole sales and marketing world are using customer-centricity as the number one buzzword.
Are you sick of that 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily grind? Do you want to do something you truly enjoy? If so, it might be time to consider different types of businesses and how to start one of your own. While there is a range of available sources for financing your start-up business, you may want to take a conservative approach and start with a small investment.
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